Larry L. Pinney

March 03, 1940 ‒ October 06, 2014

Marion, Ohio

Larry L. Pinney, age 74, of Marion, passed away, Monday, October 6, 2014 surrounded by his family at the Kobacker House in Columbus, OH. On March 3, 1940 Larry was born in Delaware, OH to the late Lavella (Willey) and Harland H. Pinney. He graduated in 1956 from La Rue School while working on the family farm. He married Frances G. Rose on June 25, 1960 who survives. Larry worked for The Whirlpool Corporation for 36 years. After retiring from Whirlpool, Larry worked at Lowes for seven years. Larry was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene where he hosted Bible Studies, volunteered for the Community Outreach Programs, and was a member of The Church Security Team. He also was a member of the NRA and enjoyed watching FOX News, gardening, taking care of his yard and collecting antique toy tractors. Larry was an avid OSU fan, enjoyed listening to Southern Gospel Music and traveling with his wife to The George W. Bush Library and Museum in Texas and to Alaska. Larry always made sure to make time for his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Larry is survived by his wife, Frances; son, David (Pam) Pinney of Prospect; daughter, Jill (Lee) Gracely of New Bloomington; grandchildren, Erica (Nate) Whitt, Wes and Kelsey Pinney, Matthew (Kelsey) Tyree, Jesse (Rachel) Tyree, and Paul and Teylor Gracely; and great-grandchildren, Colton, Grace, and Emma Whitt, Sage Tryee, and Sydney Tyree. He was predeceased by one sister, Linda Bailey. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. at The First Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, October 9, 2014 where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2014 with Pastor Don Diehl officiating. Burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund at the First Church of the Nazarene, this fund was the first item Larry checked every Sunday in the church bulletin. Online condolences may be expressed at

  • Fran and family, So sorry to hear about Larry. There is a Extra Special Person in Heaven Now! He will be missed here!

  • I worked with Larry at Whirlpool, What a GREAT GUY, He taught me a lot of things & was a very positive impact on my life, Love You Larry. See Ya soon.

  • So sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. Sending sympathy and prayers to Fran and the family. He was such a blessing!

  • Dave and Pam. Dave, sorry to hear of your dads passing and we pray for comfort and peace in this difficult time. We love, and miss the both of you! Your in our thoughts.

  • Fran & family we are so sorry for your loss! Precious family memories will help you through this time of grief but God is with you and will always be there to call on! Prayers for the entire family! Larry is now in Gods hands and your family is Blessed with the memories you all shared!

  • So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. What a wonderful man he was. My fondest memories of him was in 1994 when I (Mary) had cancer and was off work. Larry and Fran brought Amish Cinnamon rolls to my house. I wasn’t home at the time. Took me 2 years to find out who brought them. They were over to Amish farm and Larry wanted to get them for me. Just to let you know what a great guy he was and what that meant to me. Will miss your smiling face. God bless the family.

  • Worked with Larry at Whirlpool and saw him at Church a few times. What an honor to know him and work with him. Was a wonderful man and set a good example for all his co-workers. He will be sadly missed. Sympathies to all the family and friends. God Bless all of you, Peggy

  • Dear Fran and Family, So sorrry to hear of Larry’s death. He is with the Lord and being smiled at for his service to the LORD THROUGH HIS CHURCH AND FAIMLY. He was alway admired by classmates. His smile was always there.I will be praying for you during this time of lose. A class mate

  • Dear Fran & Family, So sorry to hear about Larry’s death. We have a lot of good memories from way back….where did all those years go? Our prayers go out to the entire family. God bless you all.